The oil and wax technology which is used in agriculture, forestry and viticulture, has a long history. Oils and waxes have for many years been used as an anti-dust agent by pulverization methods in the production of animal feeds (fodder) and wheat.
Besides this, wax and oil formulations were applied to prevent the dehydration of plants and fruit.
Nowadays, hydrogenated paraffins, waxes and oils and blends with synthetic polymers are used for many applications in agriculture, forestry, viticulture and fruit growing. For example, as a growth-stimulating additive by crops (plants) or as a protective agent against dehydration.